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Indiana Hospital Association recognizes Floyd Memorial

The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in November for their work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for

Indiana Hospital Association recognizes Floyd Memorial

The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) recognized Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in November for their work to reduce patient harm by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent over the past three years. The recognition is based on the results of a national campaign known as Partnership for Patients, created by the Centers for

Passport Health Plan awards more than $440,000 in grants

The Passport Grants Program announced it has awarded more than $440,000 in 2014 (and nearly $1.9 million in funding since 2007). Passport Health Plan gives back to Kentucky communities by giving funds to organizations around the state that are helping people improve their health and quality of life. The program awarded grants in two different

Tax time: Getting your financial house in order

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note. However, there are still some changes and lingering questions about a number of extenders that could adversely impact your bottom line on both a personal and professional basis. Tony Jones, CPA,

Karrer named VP for risk management, insurance services for Baptist Health

She previously served as corporate director of risk management and insurance services, providing leadership and oversight of the system-wide risk management program. Karrer joined Baptist Health in 2005 as the risk manager for Baptist Hospital East and was promoted to director of risk management in 2006. In 2012, she assumed risk responsibilities for the Louisville

Government Affairs

Congress includes $25 Million increase for Alzheimer’s research

The 2015 government spending package, known as the ‘cromnibus,’ includes an increase of $25 million for the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with an expectation that much of the funding would support additional research into Alzheimer’s and dementia. The increase follows a similar $100 million bump included for Fiscal Year 2014 and underscores the bipartisan

Congress includes $25 Million increase for Alzheimer’s research

The 2015 government spending package, known as the ‘cromnibus,’ includes an increase of $25 million for the National Institute on Aging (NIA), with an expectation that much of the funding would support additional research into Alzheimer’s and dementia. The increase follows a similar $100 million bump included for Fiscal Year 2014 and underscores the bipartisan

KHA backs state smoking ban

The Kentucky Hospital Association on Thursday reiterated its support of smoke-free workplaces and public places throughout the state in hopes that 2015 will be the year that legislators pass a statewide ban on smoking in enclosed spaces.“Kentucky hospitals have treated illnesses like asthma and heart disease as a result of secondhand smoke exposure for too

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Abby Drane, Uspiritus

Abby Drane, camping fan, church volunteer and president/CEO of Uspiritus, an agency serving at risk and abused children, from birth to age 21. Drane started her career in healthcare as a business manager for Communicare in Elizabethtown where, thanks to a colleague, she learned to modify her communication style from a sharp directive approach (used in her prior career as a CPA) to a softer, teaching approach.

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